• First Plastic Free Trust Mark introduced

    First Plastic Free Trust Mark introduced

    The world’s first Plastic Free Trust Mark has been launched by environmental campaign group, A Plastic Planet, in a move it says could revolutionise how shoppers buy their food and drink.

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  • “Plain packaging is failing”

    “Plain packaging is failing”

    A year after its controversial introduction, plain packaging is failing in the UK, claims The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA).

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  • Plastic Pact founding members share their vision

    Plastic Pact founding members share their vision

    More than 40 businesses and 15 organisations have become founding members of The UK Plastics Pact, the new joint initiative from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the first of a global network which aims to make the entire plastics value chain work towards a set of targets that will keep plastic in the economy and out of the environment by 2025.

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  • Industry urged to take advantage of renewables insights

    Industry urged to take advantage of renewables insights

    Awareness of ongoing research into packaging made from natural renewable resources needs to be raised according to both the Packaging Society, and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), which are striving to keep their own members, and members of the packaging industry as a whole, up to speed with the latest developments and show how they are becoming more viable alternatives.

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  • The best global packaging innovations recognised at WorldStar Awards night

    The best global packaging innovations recognised at WorldStar Awards night

    The leading lights of global packaging received their awards at a glittering international event last night.
    The awards ceremony and gala evening for the WorldStar Awards, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) took place during the 1st WPO Board Meeting of 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia, at the same time as the AIP National Conference.

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  • International experts discuss future packaging and logistics strategies

    International experts discuss future packaging and logistics strategies

    The future of international packaging and logistics industries are to be put in the spotlight at a forthcoming event in Dortmund, Germany, when experts from across the two sectors will gather to discuss industry challenges around global packaging development, standards and practice, management and logistics.

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  • What a wonderful time of waste!

    What a wonderful time of waste!

    Packaging manufacturer Coveris has celebrated Earth Day 2018 by engaging colleagues in environmental awareness initiatives and developing new partnerships within local communities. The initiatives, to help improve areas nearby to its operating sites, have involved litter picks, a beach clean, tree planting and recycling competitions. Over two tonnes of waste have now been collected by Coveris teams during Earth Day activities.

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  • Championing the cause, and destroying the myths, for magnesium

    Championing the cause, and destroying the myths, for magnesium

    Students from Birmingham City University have visited Birmingham Airport as part of a challenge to showcase the potential uses of magnesium. The challenge was set them by Birmingham City University and the world’s largest producer of high pressure die cast magnesium components, Meridian Lightweight Technologies (MLTUK), in a bid to alter widespread perceptions.

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  • Half of UK firms failing to prepare packaging for growth of e-commerce deliveries

    Half of UK firms failing to prepare packaging for growth of e-commerce deliveries

    Around half of UK businesses have done nothing to account for the effect that the explosion in e-commerce deliveries might have on the condition of their products’ packaging, research shows. A survey by packaging specialists WePack found that 49.7% of UK companies have no plans in place to alter the design of their packaging to

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